The Dock

4.9
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Waterfront bayside patio dining with an infused continental menu and outstanding list of domestic and imported wines.
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Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

first, our waiter was great.
second the menu was very limited written on a sheet of paper in small print.
third and worst of all. The wine list is the most expensive I have ever seen.
I counted just two bottles under $100. out of say 20o to 300 hundred. Some were priced over $1500.
We ordered a couple of glassed at $18 a glass.

fourth. I ordered the house specialty of lamb loin. although it was cooked properly at medium rare it was a little tough. I would not order it again.

RL
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, beautiful atmosphere, cozy vibe, top notch and delicious food!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff and lovely ambiance!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service. We came for the last seating and they did not rush us at all. The server was the best ever and so thoughtful. Food was delicious and original. Very cozy place. Everyone in our party of four was happy.

s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful night and the food and service was spot on! What a gem of a place

T
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband here to celebrate his birthday and we both delighted in the experience. It began with the hostess giving us a warm, friendly welcome as she seated us with our server appearing immediately after we got settled, with an equally friendly and personable, yet professional tone.
The poached lobster awakened our tastes buds. I actually closed my eyes, sighed, and relaxed as I experienced my first bite. Heavenly! My husband had the salmon and I had the sea bass ( special that evening ) and both entrees left us thinking...we are DEFINITELY coming back.
Our waitress provided stellar service, which also helped make for a wonderful experience.
The Dock is very deserving of the 5 stars rating.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff there are delightful... Tiffany, Eric and his sister(her name escapes me) - they are all very attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating to my gluten allergy. Menu is great. Flavors divine. A night here is a monthly treat and it never disappoints.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food!

LS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service
Delicious food

K
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the dock ! Definitely one of the nicest restaurants in Newport Beach. The food and service is exceptional !

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite for Sunday brunch. We’ve been here several times and always find the food excellent and service over the top. Highly recommend. Haven’t had a chance to try it for dinner, but plan to soon.

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!!!! Second time we’ve been and I was perfect just like the time before !

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Outstanding food, service and ambiance. The staff were so amazing and knowledgeable in the food and wine. The food was certainly the star - amazing choices and flavors! Bravo!!!

MF
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable dining and outstanding service in an out-of-the-way and surprisingly cute setting. We were expecting a lot as an OpenTable 2019 Top 100 and it delivered even more than we expected.

TA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely night, good food and service. Please fix the overhead heater in the interior corner as it was cold. The noise level was louder than it should be; perhaps some attention to acoustics would be in order. But these are quibbles as we had a very nice time. We’ve already booked for our next anniversary.

RP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great intimate place. With amazing views, outstanding service and perfect food.

M
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My scallops were not prepared like the last time. Very small and soupy. Disappointed and not worth it at all. I should have sent it back for $40 .My friends salmon was very good.

s
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing neighborhood gem! Loved everything!!

TK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch experience!!
It was worth me getting a $64 parking meter ticket lmao!
We were celebrating a birthday and the hostess acknowledged that and took our picture. After being seated our server acknowledged our special occasion gave us all complimentary hibiscus mimosas not just the birthday girl. I thought that was so kind. Our server was so attentive and very informative being that we were all first timers.
The food was EXCELLENT. If brunch was that yummy I have to come back for dinner!
My mother got a delicious bday dessert at the end of her meal. Just everything was perfect for the special day we were celebrating and I will be back!
I hate I didn’t get our servers name but he was a young gentleman, blonde hair, blue eyes and he was great. There was also another server, female, blonde hair that brought out the bday dessert she was amazing too!

RI
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant - hands down. Consistently great food and great service!

K
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach . The service and food is absolutely spectacular. I love everything on the menu, but the short rib entrée is definitely my favorite. Nice romantic atmosphere with exceptional bay views. Definitely a “Hidden Gem” !!

D
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at The Dock!! I think I said that last month, but it is the truth!!! We celebrated my friend's retirement and the food was amazing. My Short Ribs were perfectly prepared; my friend loved the fish of the day; and the retiree had the lamb, which is amazing with a wonderful crispy outside and rich and perfectly cooked inside. And their servers are efficient and kind. I love this restaurant!!

h
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Exquisite food and service.

K
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in all of Orange County! We had a wonderful experience.

WJ
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally fantastic experience from the food to the service. Impeccable! Thank you for such a wonderful evening.

F
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us. Wonderful food, ambience. Danielle, our server , terrific!!

KG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Including the servers!! Best night ever.

WD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to be back at the wonderful Dock restaurant, however our friends were surprised, as we were actually, that it had become sooo pricey. It has been such a unique, favorite spot for us over the years and every time we come we love it. Service was fabulous as was the food. Thank you, JBD

T
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small little hole in the wall that serves great food. Tables are close together so you might make a few new friends, but overall a super great date or couples night place.

G
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the very best! Servic, food , wine, ambience.
Our favorite restaurant in the whole world.

K
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine was outstanding and service was excellent.

G
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Terrific and inventive menu. Lovely service.

A
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sent 2 good friends to have a special dinner at The Dock..they have thanked me for 2 days now!! They were impressed with the superb service, the delicious food, and the romantic ambiance. Thanks Danielle, Eric and the rest if the team for making all dinners so special for all who visit The Dock!!

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Find a reason to go to The Dock. We have been there for both brunch and dinner. The food is phenomenal, the service is knowledgeable & engaging, and the atmosphere is great. The only downside to your experience will be to kick yourself for not finding this gem earlier. It’s truly a treasured favorite of ours.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good

M
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trendy, upscale, cozy, on the water, great service , spectacular food & selections. Upscale wine list with those upscale prices so a $40.00 corkage not so bad if you are a wine collector. They do have a small but nice by the glass selection with plenty of old and new world offerings. I will keep going back! Love this place.

KB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!!! Superior to all restaurants in the area. Quaint and great atmosphere, perfect!!